I have been on the verge of being an angel all my life, but it’s never happened yet.
Mark Twain’s Autobiography
Head In The Clouds by STUDIO KCA was an installation on Governor’s Island in 2013 that illustrated the amount of trash generated by NYC in just one hour.
STUDIO KCA on their project:
Made from 53,780 recycled bottles - the amount, thrown away in NYC in 1 hour - it is a space where visitors can enter into and contemplate the light and color filtering through the “cloud’ from the inside, out. A series of “pillows” made from one gallon jugs form the exterior, while 16 and 24 ounce bottles line the interior. Sand, water, and a curved aluminum frame provide structural integrity and create a small seating/dreaming area for 50 people at the base. We collected used bottles from organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals throughout New York City and beyond, then repurposed the bottles to construct the pavilion. More than 200 volunteers from the arts, architectural, and community at large helped us build and assemble the pavilion.
DYK? Three of your next five breaths come to you courtesy of phytoplankton, the tiny marine algae that produce most of the planet’s oxygen?